Comparison of Relationship between Academic Achievement and Social Behavior of Athletic and Non-Athletic Students

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1233-12THCONG
1Accounting-Azad University of Ardebil Branch
2Mohaghegh Ardabili
3English-Azad University of Ardebil Branch
Social behavior is any kind of behavior that involves the interaction of two or more people. The individual adjusts his or her social behaviors based on several components, such as the culture, norms, beliefs, values and legal norms he or she accepts, as well as his or her role in the community and the identity he / she has acquired. Nowadays, abusive behaviors such as aggression, violence, and bullying among students have become a reality in the lives of children in schools. Research has shown that physical education and exercise in schools lead to the growth, promotion and prosperity of students, health and wellbeing, the formation of individual, social and moral dimensions. The purpose of this study was to compare the social behavior and academic achievement of athlete and non-athlete students. The subjects were 120 subjects divided into three groups: 60 athletes in individual and group disciplines and 60 non-athletes and their age range was 13.5 years.
The measuring tool consisted of two researcher-made questionnaires of social behavior and academic status components. In addition to descriptive statistics, independent t-test and ANOVA were used for data analysis. The results showed a significant difference between group and individual athlete and non-athlete students in social behavior and educational status. Athletes, both individual and group, had higher academic achievement than non-athletes, and athletic students had better social behaviors than non-athletes. On the one hand, the results of this study will contribute to the development of managers' awareness and planning, so that they can participate more in sport activities and on the other hand, improve the academic performance of students and their social behaviors.